re·​house | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhau̇z How to pronounce rehouse (audio) \
rehoused; rehousing; rehouses

Definition of rehouse

transitive verb

: to house again or anew especially : to establish in a new or different housing unit of a better quality

Examples of rehouse in a Sentence

The organization is working to rehouse families who were displaced in the fire.

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Another was rehoused after initially being housed in a basement apartment with a rotting bathroom floor, mice, and dangerous electrical hook-ups, the review said. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some refugees resettling in America find gun violence instead of peace," 27 June 2018 The upshot is that they are rehoused—or, rather, housed—in a small rural community, with a school for Tom and a job, felling Christmas trees, for Will. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Leave No Trace” and “Three Identical Strangers”," 21 June 2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May said after the fire that every resident would be rehoused in three weeks. Sarah Tilotta, CNN, "'I am broken': A year on and still no justice for Grenfell fire victims," 13 June 2018 Three days after the fire, British Prime Minister Theresa May confidently vowed that all the victims would be rehoused in three weeks. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "‘Trapped like a cat in a cage’: London’s Grenfell Tower survivors look back on the deadliest fire in modern British history," 13 June 2018 More than 30 cats have been rehoused after putting their best paws forward at Moon Cat. Hillary Davis,, "Mobile cat cafe perches at Costa Mesa pet expo," 27 Apr. 2018 For the full go-ahead to be given, however, Palace must rehouse residents of the six homes that require demolishing and improve local transport facilities for supporters., "Crystal Palace Given Green Light For £100m Main Stand Redevelopment by Croydon Council," 20 Apr. 2018 Close by, on the USC campus, the firm is rehousing the interdisciplinary Iovene Young Academy. Michael Webb,, "Architect Frederick Fisher: Building a lasting legacy in the L.A. art world," 27 Mar. 2018 Those rehoused, Mr Zhao thinks, end up with a new house, no savings, no job and 600 yuan a year of income support—not nearly enough to live on. The Economist, "China has built the world’s largest water-diversion project," 5 Apr. 2018

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rehouse

British : to give (a person or animal) a different and usually better place to live

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